on the work of artist William Kentridge, undeniably conjures
up images of movement and music in a desolated landscape as
backdrop but lately also of black shadow figures in procession
across this landscape.
With the launch of his " Procession
" series comprising 26 bronze sculptures at the Stephen Friedman Gallery,
London in May 2000 and later the Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, the
audience looked in admiration at the figures, although static in
bronze, they were still on parade, marching towards an unseen objective.
This march was lead by a busty woman preceded by 25
sometimes oddly looking figures, some carrying a heavy burden,
a fat man reading a book, a megaphone man, scissors women
and even a man standing in a bath taking a shower. This was the first time
the artist, director, filmmaker, printmaker and animator explored this new medium to extend his already impressive genre.